UKCISA Corporate Partnerships Due Diligence Policy

Date:May 2021

UKCISA’s vision is that every international student who comes to the UK has a positive experience, and is able to tell friends and families that the UK is a welcoming place to study, and live.


We are proud to be a collaborative organisation, working with a range of partner organisations to deliver our vision for the international student experience and generate income to fulfil our charitable objectives.


UKCISA’s policy is to work with partner organisations across the private, public and third sector:

  • To generate sponsorship income and corporate partnerships for UKCISA, to help diversify its income streams and support its sustainability
  • To identify strategically important and useful partnerships for UKCISA, its members and international students studying in the UK
  • To support UKCISA statutory obligations as a UK registered charity


Commercial partnerships should reflect UKCISA’s organisational values of Quality, Innovation, Collaboration and Trust, and align with what we stand for and the interests of the communities we represent.  Partnerships may take a range of forms and must be developed responsibly, in order to mitigate reputational, financial and other risks.


This policy sets out our process for assessing the alignment of corporate and other partnerships with our charitable objectives, and managing risks of partnerships and corporate sponsorship. The policy applies to sponsorship in cash and in kind.


UKCISA works with all potential partners to understand the outcomes they are seeking to achieve from the partnership, in order to assess the relevance and potential success of the relationship and identify the best possible route to partnership.